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The Evolution of Voting in the United States

The Evolution of Voting in the United States

Today the voting requirements are: U.S. Citizen, 18 +.It wasn’t always this way. Over the course of our nation’s history, the right to vote has been extended to various groups and the age requirement has changed. The extension of the right to vote didn’t happen easily or wasn’t always achieved peacefully. People died, people were beaten, people were lynched, people were left to rot in jail cells, all because they wanted the right to vote.According to the U.S. Census Bureau58% of eligible voters voted in the 2016 Presidential electionIn the midterm elections in 2018 – 47% of eligible voters actually voted.WHY AREN’T PEOPLE VOTING?Find out all about the evolution right here1

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